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Regulatory Focus™ > News Articles > 2019 > 10 > Recon: J&J Hit With $8B Damages in Risperdal Suit; FDA Approves Clinuvel’s Genetic Skin Disorder Dru

Recon: J&J Hit With $8B Damages in Risperdal Suit; FDA Approves Clinuvel’s Genetic Skin Disorder Drug

Posted 09 October 2019 | By Michael Mezher 

Recon: J&J Hit With $8B Damages in Risperdal Suit; FDA Approves Clinuvel’s Genetic Skin Disorder Drug

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In Focus: US
  • J&J Hit With $8 Billion Jury Award Over Antipsychotic Drug (WSJ) (Reuters)
  • FDA approves Clinuvel's rare genetic disorder treatment, shares at record high (Reuters) (FDA)
  • Trump to Sign Order Reining in ‘Rogue Agencies’ Rulemaking (Bloomberg)
  • Cracks in Purdue's proposed opioid settlement as Arizona backs out (Reuters) (Law360-$)
  • 2020 Democrats embrace aggressive step on drug prices (The Hill)
  • Illumina confronts the innovator’s dilemma (STAT)
  • The return of Vioxx: Can a drug once deemed deadly be relaunched to treat rare disease? (STAT)
In Focus: International
  • The new top 20 pharma list: Takeda jumps on, Biogen pushed out — and more big changes are on the way (Endpoints)
  • GSK recalls popular heartburn drug Zantac globally after cancer scare (Reuters) (The Guardian)
  • Swedish hospital sounds all clear after testing patient for Ebola (Reuters) (NBC)
  • Novo taps bluebird bio for gene-editing tech (Fierce)
  • Merck seeks partner for disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (PMLive)
  • Scotland’s SMC OKs Drugs For Cancer & Plaque Psoriasis (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Bayer forms drug discovery pact with Japan's Riken Innovation (Fierce) (Press)
  • Another one of Neil Woodford's portfolio companies escapes as UK biotech execs flee (Endpoints)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Pharma, Biotech VC Investments Continue Shift to Early Stage Deals (Xconomy)
  • Five Years After Y Combinator First Admits Biotechs, They’re Dug In (Xconomy)
  • Partner Bayer pushes Ionis' antithrombotic drug into mid-stage development (Endpoints)
  • Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Says (NYTimes)
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, CDC Says (NYTimes)
  • BioMarin puts Lon Cardon in charge of portfolio strategy while gene therapy filings get underway (Endpoints)
  • Theragnostics, GE Healthcare announce prostate cancer diagnostic partnership (PharmaTimes) (MassDevice)
  • Defying FDA: Shanghai Lab Gets Warning Letter But Won’t Relent (Pink Sheet-$)
  • GSK partners with Lyell Immunopharma to develop cell therapies for cancer (Pharmafile)
  • Novartis' ligelizumab outperforms Roche's Xolair in chronic urticaria clearance (Pharmafile)
  • A new player is taking the field in a push for a hemophilia A gene therapy, and it’s a big one (Endpoints)
  • FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Expanded Conditional Approval for Animal Drugs (FDA Law Blog)
  • Prolific Insilico scores up to $200M deal in China; Researchers retract paper on gene involved in CRISPR baby controversy (Endpoints)
  • A small biotech raises the price on its cancer drug by 20% this year, but will anyone notice? (STAT)
  • ICER’s concern for patients: Where’s the beef? (STAT)
  • Audentes' Gene Therapy Allows Ventilator Independence For Rare Disease (Scrip-$)
  • Innovative treatment Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) granted new technology payment (NTAP) for Medicare payment (Press)
  • Economic Impacts of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) (Report)
  • ICU Medical Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Lots of Plum and Sapphire Microbore Infusion Sets with Inline Filters (FDA)
Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings & Designations
  • FDA approves Pfenex's osteoarthritis drug for patients at high risk of fracture (Pharmafile)
  • Shionogi celebrates antibiotic win in pneumonia just ahead of its date with FDA regulators (Endpoints) (Press)
  • FDA Approves Octapharma’s WILATE® for Hemophilia A in Adult and Adolescent Patients (Press)
  • Dermira Announces Initiation of Phase 3 Program Evaluating Lebrikizumab in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (Press)
  • Galderma Announces Positive Phase 2 Results for its Proprietary Liquid Formulation of an Investigational Botulinum Toxin and Approval of New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility (Press)
  • Annexon Biosciences Reports Top-line Phase 1b Results for Novel C1q Inhibitor ANX007 in Glaucoma (Press)
  • Stuck with a PhIII gene therapy failure at 96 weeks, GenSight prefers the upbeat assessment (Endpoints)
  • VirTrial Awarded FDA-Approved Decentralized Clinical Trial with Hope Biosciences (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Medtronic Recalls 6 French Sherpa NX Active Guide Catheters Due to Separation and Fragmentation Issue (FDA)
  • Dexcom G6 Pro CGM gets FDA nod (Mobihealthnews)
  • Qiagen and Illumina in It for the Long Haul with 15-year Collaboration (MDDI)
  • Medtronic and Axonics Go Toe-to-Toe in Fast-Growing Sacral Neuromodulation Market (MDDI)
  • Corvia Medical's Interatrial Shunt Device (IASD®) Receives Breakthrough Device Designation For Heart Failure (Press)
  • BioCardia wins CE Mark renewal for Helix, Morph catheters (MassDevice)
  • Mobidiag Gets CE Mark for Intestinal Parasites Test (GenomeWeb)
  • Study: Abbott, Edwards may have mislabeled hundreds of patient deaths (MassDevice)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Medicare Fraudsters Now Tap Telemedicine In Medical Equipment Scams (KHN)
  • Questions Swirl Around Opioid MDL Bellwether Trial (Law360-$)
  • Amid next-gen vaccine race, Merck says ex-employee bolted to Pfizer with 'thousands' of key documents (Fierce)
  • Purdue's Sackler Family Loses Bid To Toss Mass. Opioid Suit (Law360-$)
  • Purdue Agrees To Put Off Consideration Of Ch. 11 Bonuses (Law360-$)
  • Insys Seeks Extension Of Ch. 11 Plan Exclusivity Period (Law360-$)
  • Ex-Biomet worker in Brazilian bribery case loses appeal in defamation suit (MassDevice)
  • PixarBio CEO's Greed Drove Stock Fraud, Boston Jury Hears (Law360-$)
  • Pharmacists in Maryland Owe No Duty of Informed Consent (Drug & Device Law)
  • OSI Pharmaceuticals, LLC v. Apotex Inc. (Fed Cir. 2019) (Patent Docs)
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  • Guidance on pharmacovigilance procedures in the event of a no-deal Brexit (MHRA)
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  • CDSCO notifies four medical devices testing labs in the country to ensure quality (Pharmabiz)
  • Govt assures regulation of all medical devices in a stipulated time frame (Pharmabiz)
  • NHSRC re-designated as WHO collaborating centre for priority medical devices and health technology policy (Pharmabiz)
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